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David Foster Wallace's Commencement Speech: 'This Is Water'

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Back in 2005, writer David Foster Wallace delivered the commencement address, "This is Water" At Kenyon College. Three years later, the acclaimed novelist committed suicide, but his speech lives on – and has become sort-of The Places You’ll Go of the digital age: shared on social media, and re-published in print around graduation time. Here is just an excerpt of his enduring speech.

And the full speech, heartwrenching and honest.

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